Tainá Olivieri Chaves
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A BS TRACT Computed tomography (CT) is an indispensable imaging technique, but radiation exposure from CT scans is of concern mainly due to the potential risk of developing cancer, mainly in children. Our group recently showed that CT use has greatly increased among outpatients using the Brazilian public health system (SUS) between 2001 and 2011. Further, CT examinations among patients younger than 20 years of age represented around 13.4% of all CT examinations in SUS between 2008 and 2011. In c...
Computed tomography (CT) scanning is a relatively high-dose procedure which use has been rapidly increasing in many countries, although a decline has been observed recently in some developed countries. Relatively little is known about CT usage in Brazil. A recent report showed that number of CT procedures among outpatients of the Brazilian public healthcare system (SUS) tripled from 2001 to 2011 and about 13% of all CTs procedures were underwent among pediatric and young adult patients. In the p...